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August 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

This month was the opposite of last month. After a strong reading week at the start, I kind of got lost in other interests and did not read nearly as much as I thought I would.

The last few weeks I have had trouble concentrating on anything and that includes reading! Basically, that meant I chose a lot of lighter reads and read more romance than normal. It made a nice change and it may be that I will read a bit more romance going into September.

I had hoped to read the books that were left on my 20 Books of Summer TBR, but I only read one of those. I hope to read the rest in September. We’ll see.

In the end I finished 12 books in August, which sounds impressive, but one I read mostly in August and a few were under 250 pages.

Only 5 were physical books, there were 2 audio books and 5 e-books, of which 1 was a NetGalley ARC.

I read four romance books, a historical fiction novel, two fantasy novels, two short story collections and three non-fiction books.

Rating-wise it was an ok month with three 6-star books, six 5-star books and three 4-star books. No books I hated, but no new favourites either.

THE BOOKS

  1. Tower of Thorns (Juliet Marillier) ★★★★★★☆
  2. East, West: stories (Salman Rushdie) ★★★★☆☆☆
  3. Beach Read (Emily Henry) ★★★★☆☆☆
  4. Nefertiti (Michelle Moran) ★★★★★★☆
  5. How To Be An Antiracist (Ibram X Kendi) ★★★★★☆☆ (audio)
  6. A Scot To Remember (Angeline Fortin) ★★★★★★☆
  7. Feathers (Thor Hanson) ★★★★★☆☆
  8. Damaged Goods (Talia Hibbert) ★★★★★☆☆
  9. Just Around Midnight (Jack Hamilton) ★★★★★☆☆ (audio)
  10. So Sweet (Rebekah Weatherspoon) ★★★★☆☆☆
  11. Den of Wolves (Juliet Marillier) ★★★★★☆☆
  12. Broadwater (Jac Shreeves-Lee) ★★★★★☆☆

BOOK OF THE MONTH

I had a few I really enjoyed, but I think I will have to go for the second book in the Blackthorn & Grim series by Juliet Marillier, which is Tower of Thorns. There was something really quite magical about that book. I finished the series with the third book, but the second book was my favourite.

Honorary mention to A Scot To Remember, which was definitely the biggest surprise. That one turned out to be a time travel historical romance and it was quite the fun ride.

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